Local and regional books at Paper Trail Books, Royal Oak / Cindy La Ferle
Bookstores -- especially independent bookstores -- always top the list of things that make me happy. In my view, a town without a bookstore is incomplete.
For those of us who are still mourning the close of Barnes & Noble in downtown Royal Oak, the opening of Paper Trail Books is reason to celebrate. Open seven days a week, the new independent bookseller is located in my favorite row of specialty shops and boutiques on Washington Blvd.
I met owner Dave Brown last week, and was thrilled to learn that his store will soon be stocking a full magazine rack in addition to new paper and hardbound bestsellers. Right now, Paper Trail Books has a good selection of used books plus new titles from local and regional authors -- including my book, Writing Home. (Can you spot it in the photo above?) ~CL